In the must see 5:08 video below, Pennsylvania Representative Mike Kelly rebukes Democrats for playing politics when the country’s future’s at stake.
The freshman congressman from Pennsylvania’s Third District raked Democrat lawmakers over the coals for caring more about getting re-elected than doing their job and planning a budget.
“It is irresponsible to sit here and continue to talk about a budget that you don’t like verses a budget you didn’t even have the courage to put before the public last fall, and to force us into doing continuing resolutions. Why? Because you didn’t have the stomach to do what was right because you had an election sitting in front of you.”
Kelly said that he couldn’t understand how the Democrats could criticize Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal when they didn’t have the courage to even pass a budget.
“Only in this Beltway are we so far out in la- la land that we don’t understand that if America is truly gonna recover, it’s gonna be by Americans that make those decisions, not Republicans and not Democrats. … As a guy who’s had to pay his own way his whole life, I am greatly offended by the idea that somehow, somebody in Washington knows how to spend my money better than I do. That somebody in Washington knows how to regulate me to the point where I can’t even borrow money anymore.”
The congressman’s rebuke of Democrat demagoguery was spot on, but too long in coming.